From the news today:
The Obama administration's program of sanctions and diplomatic efforts to stop Iran from gaining nuclear capabilities is not working, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told a Senate committee Tuesday, adding that Tehran has a history of denial and deceit and is "enriching uranium beyond any plausible peaceful purpose."
Marine Gen. James Mattis, the outgoing commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East and South Asia, said it still may be possible to use sanctions and other pressure to bring Tehran "to its senses." But he also warned that he believes Iran is using the ongoing negotiations to buy time.
Why couldn't this guy be president, or at least defense secretary?
As I wrote yesterday, I hope whoever will soon be attaining political power in Israel, as a new coalition emerges probably at around the end of this week, is capable of taking this situation fully seriously. The fact that the 5+1 powers, with the U.S. at the forefront, have scheduled another round of talks with Tehran in April--another empty facade enabling them to buy time and progress toward the bomb if they don't already have it--is appalling.